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Xinhua Asia-Pacific news summary at 1600 GMT, Feb. 25

MACAO -- A total of 10,691 people in China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) have been inoculated with COVID-19 vaccines ...


Xinhua world news summary at 1530 GMT, Feb. 25

ADDIS ABABA -- Around 2,000 fighters in Ethiopia's western Benishangul-Gumuz regional state have surrendered, an Ethiopian official said on Thursday. ...


Live COVID-19 updates: Ghanaian president to receive country's first jab

BEIJING, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - ...


Brunei extends border closure with Malaysia due to COVID-19

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Brunei's Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Thursday that the temporary suspension of ...


Malaysia reports 1,924 new COVID-19 cases, 12 more deaths

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia reported 1,924 new COVID-19 infections, the health ministry said on Thursday, bringing the ...


Market exchange rates in China -- Feb. 25

BEIJING, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, ...


Live COVID-19 updates: Indonesia adds 7,533 new cases

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - ...


Malaysia begins COVID-19 immunization drive with PM taking first jab

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- Malaysia launched its national immunization program on Wednesday, with Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin being ...


Market exchange rates in China -- Feb. 24

BEIJING, Feb. 24 (Xinhua) -- The following are the central parity rates of the Chinese currency renminbi, or the yuan, ...


Taiwan hikes fines for bringing pork products from Malaysia over ASF fears - Focus Taiwan

Taiwan hikes fines for bringing pork products from Malaysia over ASF fears Focus Taiwan News Channel ...


Isolation duration is based on risk assessment, says PMO Borneo Bulletin Online

Isolation duration is based on risk assessment, says PMO Borneo Bulletin Online Borneo Bulletin Online ...


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Over 100,000 Indian farmers protest deregulation of crops

In a massive show of strength to protest three farm laws, more than 100,000 farmers and agricultural laborers gathered in ...

After 24 killed in June clash, troops withdraw from Himalayan border

Following the deaths of 24 soldiers after clashing last June, Indian and Chinese troops have withdrawn from a disputed Himalayan ...

MasterChef UK runner-up gets warm welcome back home

Kathmandu [Nepal], February 25 (ANI): In an emotional moment, Nepal's Santosh Shah, runner-up of "BBC MasterChef UK: The Professionals" wiped ...

Ifugao to have 'Yuyu' hatchery & training center under Bayanihan 2

MAYOYAO, Ifugao, Feb. 26(PIA) - - A P25 million-worth of Japanese loach or "yuyu" hatchery and training center will soon ...

UK sanctions further Myanmar military figures

London [UK], February 25 (ANI): The United Kingdom, on Thursday, sanctioned another six military top-ranking officers of the Myanmar army, ...

Asia markets track Wall St record after Powell's soothing words

Expectations the global economy will rocket have helped equities surge in recent weeks.Fed boss Jerome Powell for a second day ...

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Supreme Court ruling exacerbates Trump's legal issues

NEW YORK, New York - Like a mob boss looking for payback, Donald Trump wanted the Supreme Court to do ...

Inspectors to seek out metal failure as cause of United engine fire

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has ordered immediate inspections of all Boeing 777-200 planes using Pratt ...

EU expects Navalny sanctions for Russians to be ready next week

BRUSSELS, Belgium - In a largely symbolic move, foreign ministers of the European Union agreed this week to sanction four ...

Boost in supplies seen as Covid vaccine stocks fall short of promises

WASHINGTON, DC - Moderna has announced, following approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, that it will place 15 ...

Improvements seen, but 8.7 million Texans still boiling water

Some 8.7 million Texans remain under orders to boil their water before drinking or cooking with it, following a massive ...

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U.S. stocks take a bath, Dow Jones dives 560 points

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks tumbled on Thursday as U.S. Treasury yields rose. sparking inflationary fears.Technology stocks took ...


Macquarie profits up by $317 million due to Texas deep freeze

The winter storms that have swept across the U.S., particularly Texas, upending the energy market and knocking out power for ...


As Brazil's Petrobras oil drops, stocks, bonds also tumble

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil - Shares of state-owned oil company Petrobras fell 22 percent on Monday, wiping out $13 billion ...


Stocks in Asia jump on U.S. Fed chairman's remarks

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Asia rose across the board on Thursday, in line with the global trend, following ...


Musk's loss of $30 billion drops him from world's richest person

Tesla founder Elon Musk is no longer the richest person on earth after his stock portfolio tumbled 6 percent on ...


Wall Street has jubilant finish, all indices gain ground

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks closed sharply higher on Wednesday adding to the volatility this week which has ...


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